2,690 +/- acres bordered on all sides by winter grazing ranches with Thomes Creek flowing through the southern portion of the land. Historically, the ranch has been leased for winter cattle grazing. It has good condition perimeter and cross fencing creating (6) separate pastures. The headquarters is improved with multiple barns, cattle handling facilities, electricity and water provided by the nearby community of Paskenta. The ranch borders the western edge of the community of Paskenta, CA about 20 miles west of Corning, CA. Most of the ranch property lies north of Thomes Creek flowing west to east through the southern portion of the ranch. The headquarters is easily accessed from the paved county road onto a well graveled farm road. The address is 19265 Toomes Camp Road, Paskenta, CA 96074.
Topography: The elevation ranges from 800’ to 1,700’. The land runs from flat to sloping / steep with motorized access limited on the western plateaus. Most ranch roads are 2 wheel drive accessed accept during wet winter months.
Water: There are 5 year round reservoirs for livestock and wildlife. A seasonal creek transects the ranch also providing stock water during the winter months. For additional stock watering, the ranch has several year round springs which may need to be redeveloped. The ranch headquarters water is provided by the Paskenta Community Service District.
Cattle Leases: The ranch is not leased. Carrying capacity is estimated at 200 winter calving cows during the late November to mid- May grazing season. The previous tenant, who has leased the ranch for the past 15 years is interested in leasing the ranch for the 2017 -2018 grazing season.
Wildlife: The ranch is not leased for hunting. Wildlife include black tail deer, wild pigs, black bear, turkey, quail, dove and geese. Thomes Creek and the (5) reservoirs also provide fishing opportunities.
Mineral Rights: Per the preliminary title report prepared by Northern California Title Company, it appears that most of the oil, gas and mineral rights are reserved by previous owner. That said, all oil, gas, mineral and water rights owned by Seller are included within the sale.
Soils: Per NRCS soil survey, over 400 acres are Arbuckle or Tehama complex soils which are rated a Class 2 soil. In the past, some of these lands were farmed. The majority of the soils are Millsholm loam or Sehorn-Millsholm complex which are unrated.
Improvements: The property headquarters has 5 livestock barns which are all wood frame fully wood sided with metal roofs. They range in condition from fair to good. Barns are currently used for equipment and hay storage. The corrals are constructed of steel and wood with lead up, squeeze and loading chute area. There is an additional pole barn housing two travel trailers also included in the sale. This barn has water, power, septic, toilet and washing area plus additional storage area.
Zoning: The ranch is enrolled in the California Land Conservation Act aka Williamson Act which helps to keep property taxes low. Current property taxes are only $4,433 per year. Tehama County Assessor Parcel Numbers 059-220-010, 059-230-002, 015 & 021, 083-070-019 & 030, 085-010-001, 007, 016 & 017.
Recreation: In addition to hunting, the ranch has miles of roads and trails which provide good access and excellent recreational opportunities for ATV vehicles, horses or hiking. The property provides excellent bird and plant watching as it has many varied species of birds and plants.
Comments: A unique opportunity to purchase 2,690 acres of good grazing land next to the community of Paskenta. Additional income may be earned by leasing the property for hunting. This ranch has not been cleared of virgin oak woodlands and rocks and is in its original state. This ranch is attractive and esthetically pleasing with Thomes Creek running through the south portion of the ranch.